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Originally posted by pavil
Thanks for the reply,
I would think CO2 and methane would get dispersed throughout the world not just where it is created. most oil wells are just north of the equator, so that might play into it.
Melting ice cap triggering earthquakes
The Greenland ice cap is melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes as pieces of ice several cubic kilometres in size break off...
Robert Corell, chairman of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, said in Ilulissat yesterday: "We have seen a massive acceleration of the speed with which these glaciers are moving into the sea. The ice is moving at 2 metres an hour on a front 5km [3 miles] long and 1,500 metres deep. That means that this one glacier puts enough fresh water into the sea in one year to provide drinking water for a city the size of London for a year."
...melt water was pouring through to the bottom of the glacier creating a lake 500 metres deep which was causing the glacier "to float on land. These melt-water rivers are lubricating the glacier, like applying oil to a surface and causing it to slide into the sea. It is causing a massive acceleration which could be catastrophic."
Originally posted by hinky
I didn't read most of the post.
Just a point of order. Does anyone know why "GREENLAND" is named GREENLAND and ICELAND is named ICELAND?